Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. Median age at presentation is around 65 years. Risk factors are similar to those of MDS. Antecedent MDS increases the risk of AML.

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